I handed the pictures to SAVAK

Derived from “The Royal Photographer: Oral History of Mohammad Ali Davari”

Mohammad Ali Davir is a veteran highly skilled photographer in Arak. He was interested in photography since adolescence and with his skills and creativity has had an effective role in promoting this industry in Arak. He turned his back to his class where land owners depended on their power to seek bless and happiness; he travelled to Arak with nothing and was amazed with the char of secretive world of pictures and he crawled to the corners of photographers and darkrooms to print faces when he realized that in this transitory world only photographs are left behind.

Comrade! Take it easy(2)

A Report on the Anti-Shah Campaign in Iraq and Travel to Palestine and Lebanon

In 1968, the exiled founder of SAVAK, Teymur Bakhtiar, was arrested in Beirut because of his activities against the Shah. He was about to be delivered to Iran. Iraqi Baathists brought Bakhtiar to Baghdad by hook or by crook.

Gather and Direct Your School!

Diaries of Abd-ol-ali Mohammadi Pasand, The Principal of Imam Khomeini School of Hamedan in the Post-Revolutionary Period

Imam Khomeini School of Hamadan is one of the schools that is famous and has a great capacity for its about 100 Martyrs students and cultural artistic activities.

Comrade! Take it easy. (1)

A Report on the Anti-Shah Campaign in Iraq and Travel to Palestine and Lebanon

It was 1967. I was under the severe pursuit of SAVAK. Mr. Rafsanjani was arrested by SAVAK for our joint activities and was being interrogated. I received a message from prison in which had asked me to leave Iran and go to Iraq in every possible way and as soon as possible.

Many claimants, little men

A Rapport on Partisan Combat through Cuba, Egypt and Algeria

For us, who had suffered the coupe d’état of 28th of Mordad (1953 coup) not only by the Shah’s regime but from his allies, the revolution in Cuba and Algeria were inspirational.

The Story of Separation of Bahrain from Iran and a Memory from General Fereydoun Jam

These days that the uprising of Bahrain people for attaining political rights and freedom has drew attention of people of the world, with regard to the fact that the majority of Bahrain people are Shi'a and interested in the close relationship with Iran, a letter from General Fereydoun Jam, Head of Headquarter of Military of Iran in the former government, on the separation of Bahrain from Iran attracted me.

Memoirs of Masih Mohajeri from Islamic Republic Party

There is couple of things I would like to clear. It is not a bad thing to say that Imam Khomeini made a mistake. Imam was not innocent. Human beings make mistakes. It is wrong to believe that non-innocent people and ordinary people who have reached to a position make no mistakes. The second point is that we have to define Supreme Leader. It doesn’t mean that no one is allowed to question the Supreme Leader.

Memories of Fereydon Alam, Former Secretary of World Confederation

The first memory took place at the organizational flourish era of World Confederation and another one happened at early periods of abroad student movement. In the summer of 1967 that I had the honor of being Confederate Secretary, Mohammad Reza Shah received a formal invitation from President of Germany and travelled to Germany.

Seyed Morteza Nabavi talks about Qasr memoirs

Morteza Nabavi is among the pre-revolution political prisoners who spent part of his sentencing period in Qasr Prison. His memories of the prison have been stated in this interview. At present, he is the editor-in-chief of Reslat Daily, a member of “The Expediency Council” and a member of the “Central Council of the Engineers Association”.

The memory of one interview session

Interview with scholars and clergies and recording their memories provides a different account with other social classes. Many scholars and clergies avoid interviews and recording their memories and most importantly they refuse to state their names and hesitate to indicate concepts which might be perceived as gossip and engagement in scientific and religious affairs occupies them and hinders them from involvement in other aspects; in case they consent to interview, they are not much interested to discuss details. Hence, those involved in the field of oral history are unlikely to refer to this social group and sources of contemporary history.

The Levant Morning

The tradition of writing memoirs, diaries, notes, or travelogues is a valuable and important tradition among politicians, and especially among ambassadors and diplomats throughout the world. Iran is no exception, and we have been involved with it during the previous hundred years, although it has been accompanied by ups and downs. The Levant Morning, which is some memoirs of Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdullahian, a senior diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ...
Book Review: “The Role of Saeed”

Dr. Saeed Keshanfallah in the Words of others

“Written memories and oral memories”
During the funeral of martyr Kamran Nejat-Ullahi on December 27, 1978, the Pahlavi regime military forces fired at the mourners and killed several people near the current Enqelab (Revolution) Square. Hossein Qashqai was one of the martyrs of that event, who graduated from the University of Tehran Faculty of Dramatic Arts in 1973 with a degree in theater and had written and staged several plays.

Arbaeen in Pakistan, 2020

Arbaeen had a different spirit in our country this year, because it coincided with a sharp difference between Shiites and some Salafis. Pakistani clerics insisted that all Shiites attend the gathering, because a few weeks ago, a number of Wahhabis and Salafis marched for three days to honor some of the Companions of the Prophet, as well as Yazid, and insulted the infallible and pure Ahl al-Bayt. They also threw stones ...
Presenting the book In the Color of Patience, Memoirs of Fatemeh Sadr

The Nature of Saddam and the Baath Party in Iraq

The sixth volume of the Oral History Anthology, Imam Musa Sadr Cultural Research Institute
The book In the Color of Patience is the memoirs of Fatemeh Sadr, the wife of Shahid Seyyed Mohammad Baghir Sadr and the sister of Imam Musa Sadr, was published by the Imam Musa Sadr Cultural Research Institute in September 2020. On the back cover of the book can be read: "This book is the narration of Fatemeh Sadr about the joyousness of her fathers house and the delights of Najaf along